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Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks

The city’s new waterfront gem shows how urban public spaces are evolving<p>Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is arguably one of its finest civic asset, a cherished 18.5-mile linear park that showcases the beauty of Lake Michigan. Grant Park, which sits adjacent to the Lake at the center of the trail network, …

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

Never Take Your Clothes To the Dry Cleaner Again

Quit paying the pros to handle your dirty laundry. These tips will keep your duds looking good as new<p>When your clothes get dirty, you know what to do: Send the nicest items out to the cleaners and throw the rest in the wash. Oh, and maybe get those scuffed wingtips polished up while you’re at …

New Swedish wave energy buoy boasts 5x the output of existing technology

We already harness energy from the sun, the wind, and many other natural processes for our own uses, and electricity generated from ocean waves could …

Watch Jeff Zwart drive his Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo at Pikes Peak in 4K

There are always fantastic videos documenting the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but 2015 is giving us an embarrassment of riches. After seeing clips from some of the record-breaking runs this year, possibly the very best is here somewhat belatedly after the rally. Watching master Porsche …

Pikes Peak

Take a Ride with Chris Harris and the WRC-ready Porsche 911 RGT

Chris Harris gives us a brief history lesson on the Porsche 911 in the latest episode of his web<p>Chris Harris gives us a brief history lesson on the Porsche 911 in the latest episode of his web series <i>Chris Harris on Cars.</i> In the video, Harris discusses the 911’s relationship with rally racing as …

2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition First Test

Continual Improvement Has Its Triumphs<p>I’m trying to cut superlatives out of my lexicon. There are several reasons why, the big one being posterity. The lens of history is sharp, and because of that I’m wary of saying what I actually want to say about this special edition Porsche. If I do, I run the …

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The Porsche 918 Spyder Tested - CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

Flat Sixy: The Evolution of Porsche 911 Engine Size, Technology, and Output in the U.S. – Feature

Someone once said that “a powerful rear end is a vitally important thing to possess,” and we’d be inclined to agree if that quote weren’t entirely made up. Still, the wizards at Porsche must live by a similar mantra. For more than 50 years, engineers in Stuttgart have been extracting greater and …

Sports Cars

Revitalizing the Old Paint on a 1958 Porsche Speedster

Paint restoration is a painstaking and challenging skill to master. But it can also be hugely satisfying.<p>One of the more challenging tasks is …

Woodworking

Remember the Carrera GT? It's still better than coffee

Porsche's sonorous supercar that almost wasn't.<p>The 2004 Porsche Carrera GT probably isn't a car that you've forgotten about. Oddly, it was a car that almost wasn't: a cobbled-together collection of other Porsche attemtps and acheivements. The body was developed from an LMP1 platform that was …

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The Porsche 911 Customized by Singer - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN - The Second Act

The Porsche 911 Book

Explore the history of one of the most iconic automobiles of all time with <i>The Porsche 911 Book</i> ($125). Created for the 50th anniversary of the …

Porsche

Solar-Harvesting Pavement Installed At George Washington University

Thanks to the increasing affordability of the solar panel, we often talk about the energy-generating potential of rooftops. Just imagine if every …

Magnus Walker talks Porsche with Xcar and an Irish Green beauty

I'll leave the envy puns to you.<p>Magnus Walker is a car guy through and through. It takes only 10-seconds or so of hearing the man wax poetically about any of his machines to know where hispassions lie. He may be a clothing entrepreneur, but his real love drinks petrol. If any of you have seen the …

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Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

<i>An Iconic Sports Car, Restored to Seduce</i><p>I have been strapped behind the iconic Momo Prototipo steering wheel for a little more than an hour, all windows down as I carve my way up a rugged canyon during an unusually warm Southern California evening, and I am overwhelmed with emotion. My heart is …

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Production Spec Finally Revealed

Porsche's new production supercar, by the numbers.<p>It’s easy to argue that some of the most impressive numbers in automobiledom belong to Porsche. Our first drive of a prototype 918 Spyder a few months back confirmed that. Despite its recent penchant for using actual names for its vehicles, just say …

How Brumos Porsche endures the Rolex 24

This Porsche endurance team is thinking Hollywood.<p>It's hard to think of a racing documentary that can hold a candle to <i>Senna</i>, but Brumos Porsche, a racing team and based in Jacksonville, Florida, is having a crack at it anyway. They've just released a short trailer for their upcoming film <i>How Brumos</i> …

Rolex 24 at Daytona

Porsche teaches us how to drive at the Porsche Sport Driving School

Sports cars are brilliant fun. They offer the best handling, the fastest acceleration, the prettiest looks, and the most credibility on the road. But what use is all of that if you can't tame the beast? This is where places like the Porsche Sport Driving School come in really handy.<p>The PSDS offers …

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Watch this three-minute Porsche flat-six teardown

A hypnotic look at one of our favorite engines.<p>Here's a fascinating look at the disassembly of a Porsche Carrera 3.2-liter flat six, as documented via stop-motion video.<p>The meticulous disassembly depicted brings you up close to the process, and it only gets more interesting as more parts come off …

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